Navigation Links
Proventix's nGage™ the Most Widely Used Automated Healthcare Hand Hygiene Monitoring System in the United States
Date:11/29/2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc., today announced its nGage™ system has become the most widely adopted healthcare hand hygiene monitoring system in the United States.  The nGage system has recorded over 4 million total hand cleansings.

Hospitals have experienced an average 105.6% increase in hand hygiene solution dispenses since implementation of the Proventix monitoring system. This improvement in hand hygiene activity has contributed to an average healthcare associated infection (HAI) reduction of over 24% across all Proventix monitored units.  

Proventix's growth demonstrates acceleration in the application of low cost Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices for quality based monitoring solutions. Proventix provides active and passive RFID devices and services for quality compliance monitoring and active point of care communication for successful integration into operations.

"The rapid spread of the Proventix nGage system across the nation demonstrates that quantifiable methods of improving quality outcomes are a focus in healthcare," said Harvey Nix, Proventix Chief Executive Officer. "We are quickly developing and exploring nGage's capabilities to monitor other quality events and create healthcare operational efficiencies.  Once we start working with hospitals, we dream together about additional uses to reduce costs and improve quality."

"We achieve rapid infection prevention buy-in with the hand hygiene component, but when we demonstrate the system's flexibility to meet a variety of quality monitoring capabilities, nursing and quality managers quickly recognize the value as well.  Information Technology gets excited because the system's open architecture philosophy meets so many of their challenges," said David Sellers, R.N., Proventix Vice President of Quality Services.  "Evidence of quality will be key for hospitals to be fully compensated for care performed.  Providing this evidence manually is a time-consuming, burdensome task that is automated using Proventix's RFID monitoring devices. nGage streamlines clinician workflow so caregivers can focus on the business of improving patient care and outcomes."      

Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. was the first hospital in the country to adopt a pilot project using nGage that resulted in a 22% reduction in HAIs and selection as one of two national HIMSS/ASQ Stories of Success. David Collins, the HIMSS director of healthcare information systems, called the intervention and the results achieved with nGage a 'national model.' "This [story] really rose to the top... It was really something others can learn from and possibly emulate for their hospital because it's a simple thing but it's effective."

The University of Chicago Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center studied the impact of the nGage system on their deliveries of health care. Both institutions have been sharing results and spoke both at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Georgia Infection Prevention Network's 30th Annual Education Conference. The study found that the nGage system was 100% accurate in detecting entries into and exits out of room and was 97% accurate when detecting dispenses.

Healthcare regulatory agencies identify hand hygiene as the single most important way to reduce infection risk, but high levels of sustained hand hygiene compliance have remained elusive in healthcare facilities world-wide.  The nGage system monitors hand hygiene compliance 24 hours a day, 7 days week. When an healthcare worker enters a room, they are recognized and, upon the completion of a quality hand hygiene event, they are given important, patient-specific information such as patient risk for a fall, general employee information, or even employee-specific information such as stock market reports or sports scores. The messaging rewards and incentivizes healthcare workers at the point of care, improves workflow and creates opportunities for efficiencies while enhancing patient safety and care quality.  

"The opportunity exists to improve delivery of care through collaboration among healthcare workers and standardized processes," Nix said.  "Unfortunately, quality initiatives have been difficult to replicate consistently in healthcare because of culture and management differences.  nGage has seized this opportunity by utilizing wireless technology to monitor, improve and transform healthcare.  By providing consistency of monitoring and unique real-time feedback, a culture of quality can be created through the nGage system." 

About Proventix Systems, Inc.

Proventix Systems, Inc., based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a RFID company whose mission is to eliminate the human and economic costs of infectious disease in the healthcare industry. They provide tools and services for quality compliance monitoring with time-saving functionality to help healthcare workers improve workflow and increase efficiency in order to deliver quality patient care. Visit: www.proventix.com.

For more information, contact:

 

Rebecca Kelley, 205-383-1156

 

 

mediarelations@proventix.com

Related Link:

Proventix Systems

 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Proventix Systems, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Large Controlled Trial of Widely Used Mood Stabilizers Demonstrates Efficacy in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
2. New Studies Show Popular Heartburn Medications Moderate the Effect of Taking Widely Prescribed Heart Drug
3. Medco, Mayo Clinic Study Reveals Using a Simple Genetic Test Reduces Hospitalization Rates by Nearly a Third for Patients on Widely Prescribed Blood Thinner
4. Waismann Method Extends Aid in an Effort to Make Treatment More Widely Available
5. Access Pharmaceuticals Signs Agreement With Leading Biopharmaceutical Company to Develop CobOral™ Formulation of Widely-Marketed Injectable
6. New Survey Shows Moderate-to-Severe Acute Pain is Widely Undertreated, Especially Among Older Adults
7. Magellan Biosciences Companies to Feature Automated Products and New Tests for MRSA at the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Booth 743
8. Resurgent Health and Medical Announces That Childrens Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has Ordered 25 CleanTech Automated Handwashing Systems
9. ABAXIS Announces Launch of the First Fully Automated Canine Wellness Profile That Includes a Canine Heartworm Antigen Test
10. Luminous Medical, Inc. Secures Exclusive Rights to Glucose Sensor for Its Automated Glucose Monitor
11. JDRF Forms Partnership With Animas to Develop First-Generation Automated System for Managing Type 1 Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... bioLytical Laboratories, ein Weltführer bei schnellen Tests für ... Apothekenbundes von Kenia eingeführt. Continue Reading ... ... Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444905 ) bioLytical wurde durch die ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 2, 2016 Orthopedic Implants ... Support) is Expected to Gain a Significant Market Share Owing ... Ailments  ... According to a new ... Medical Implants Sterile Packaging: Clamshell Product Type Segment Projected to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... December 2, 2016 On Thursday, the ... in red, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to ... of US markets, which prompted Stock-callers this morning to look ... (NASDAQ: NUVA ), Smith & Nephew PLC (NYSE: ... NXTM ), and Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ‘Tis the season for giving! Today, 20 creative ... National Family Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the National Red ... 10 winning schools who decorated their campuses with this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme: ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... , ... November 30, 2016 , ... ... they now offer a comprehensive in-house dental plan for all patients. Understanding that ... a plan that gives patients a number of perks, including discounts on many ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... ... Deloitte Wisconsin 75, an annual ranking and recognition of the largest closely held ... list, having ranked from 2008-2016. In addition, Standard Process was awarded the Talent ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... Center For ... announced the opening of a new residential mental health treatment program in Chino ... issues such as severe anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, and other related issues. , ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... ... and stylish design wanted by today’s consumers at an affordable price, is now ... says the new watch is “a game changer” when it comes to the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):